Daily Archives: April 22, 2015

Academy of Dover In Serious Trouble Over Noel Rodriguez’ P-Card Splurges & The Schools $2 Million Dollar+ Judgment

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Academy of Dover was placed on Formal Review by the Delaware State Board of Education last Thursday, April 16th.  According to the Delaware Charter School Accountability Committee, the reasons for the request were in regards to potential financial mismanagement and academic performance.  It was added the school is in the process of ongoing litigation, which they would not reveal in the meeting nor in a group with the media afterwards what this litigation was in regards to.  However, after some digging, I have found out the reason why.

But first, let’s take a look at the transcription from the State Board of Education’s decision last week:

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Delaware Testing Opt-out bill H.B#50 advances! Moves out of committee

HB 50

Sponsor:

Kowalko


Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION ASSESSMENT.


Committee:

EDUCATION


Number of Committee Members:

14


Date of Report:

04/22/2015


Committee Vote:

Favorable:

On Its Merits:

Unfavorable:

1

7

1

Purpose of the Bill : This bill allows a parent or guardian of a Delaware public school student to opt that student out of the annual assessment (Smarter Balanced Assessment System).

Committee Findings: The committee found that while the legislation brings about certain questions surrounding educational quality, it warranted debate by the full House of Representatives. The committee found the bill acceptable for release.

Delaware Department of Education LIES to News Journal re: “law requires students to take the test” NOT TRUE!

Parent opt-out bill up for debate this afternoon Matthew Albright, The News Journal

A smattering of parents across Delaware have already pulled their kids from the Smarter Balanced Assessment, the tough new test students are taking for the first time this year. They have done so even though the Department of Education has said state law requires students to take the test, except in rare cases.

There is no state law specifically requires student to take the test! “Title 14, Chapter 1, Subchapter II, § 151 State assessment system; rules and regulations (b)The Department shall administer both accountability and growth assessments of student achievement for students in grades 3 through 8, provided that additional grades may be added by the Department”. The only directs the department of education to administer the test.